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Best Places For Taking Wildlife Photos

Best Places To Take Wildlife Photos

There are many great places throughout the United States and around the world to capture great wildlife photos. Some might be very remote while others might be a local park or area where wildlife of all kinds can be regularly seen a short distance from the road, etc.

No matter where you live you likely have some good locations right in your area that have become your favorite spots for wildlife photography. Or you might have a special vacation spot that offers outstanding opportunities to see and photograph wildlife.

We would love to have you share some of your wildlife photos with us. Also if you have any favorites spots for wildlife photography in your area please share them with our readers.

Where ever your favorite place is to take great wildlife photos we would like to hear about it. Please share your favorite places with us by filling out the form below.

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Best Photography Websites

Best Photography Websites

Here are reviews of some of the best photography websites and other valuable online photography resources that I have found.

The digital photography websites and online photography resources on this page are ones that I have reviewed and think you might find helpful or informative.

Camera Review Websites

Digital Photography Review is a great source for in-depth camera reviews and tests. As one of the top rated photography websites on the internet it is an excellent source if you are looking for in-depth reviews of the latest camera equipment.

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Digital Photography Forums

Fred Miranda Forums are a great source of inspiration for any photographer because of all the really great photos regularly posted there. His forums are laid out by subject matter such as nature & wildlife, landscape, sports, etc. You will find a lot of great photos and good information being shared on these forums.

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Digital Photography Review Forums are some of my favorite photography forums on the web. They have a wide variety of forums to choose from and you will find many helpful and encouraging photographers there discussing all things about photography.

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Photography Directories

This section of Best Photography Websites highlights some good photography directories. Photography directories can be a good source of information about all things related to photography. One of the advantages of searching a photography directory over doing a general internet search is that these specialty directories only contain links to photography related websites. Because those links have normally been reviewed for content by the directory prior to inclusion the result is usually higher value websites being returned for your search terms. Also you can find some of the smaller or newer photography websites using a directory that might not have been easily found using Google or some other internet search engine.

Directory of photography and professional photographers.

FreePhotoGallery.info is a photography directory and search engine. If you are looking for a quick and easy way of finding some of the best photography websites available check out this great directory.

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Photography And The Law

Photoattorney.com is the website of Photographer and Attorney Carolyn E. Wright and is a great source of information for photographers. Here you will find blog posts concerning matters related to photography and law as well as links to additional information on copyrights, etc. Ms. Wright is the author of the "Photographer's Legal Guide" which is available as either a paperback or a E-Book. Understanding the photographers legal rights is becoming increasingly more important and is a must for any professional photographer.

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Photography Tips and Techniques

This section of Best Photography Websites will highlight some other websites that offer photography tips, techniques, etc. I include links to these websites because they focus on different niches of photography or because I feel they will benefit my visitors.

Make-Your-Own-Photobooks.com is an excellent resource if you are interested in creating a book to display your photos. It offers tips and ideas to help you create a photo book as well as providing in depth reviews of the many different photo book publishers so you can make an informed decision as to what type of photo memory book to have printed as well as where to have it printed.

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Improve-Photography.com is the website of photographer Jim Harmer. Jim is a talented photographer who has written several affordable E-Books on different photography subjects as well as produced a number of helpful photography videos. I first became aware of Jim's work after discovering one of his videos on YouTube which I featured on my Digital Photography Video page. I have also featured some of Jim's E-books as well because I believe they offer a great value to photographers.

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Some of Jim's E-books include:

Improve Your Photography: How Budding Photographers Can Get Pro Results

Improve Your Night Photography

Improve Your Landscape Photography

Improve Your Wildlife Photography

Photoshop Tutorials and Training

www.the-graphics-tablet.com is a great website for information about image editing using a graphics tablet and pen, such as those made by Wacom, Bamboo or Intuos. In addition to information on buying and using a graphic tablet this website is full of good digital editing tips and tutorials. It has some great tutorials for several different programs including Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro and Painter Essentials.

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Displaying and Printing Digital Photos

Displaying And Printing Digital Photos

One of the many advantages of digital photography is the almost endless ways of displaying and sharing your photographs. No longer are you bound to simply having your photos printed or putting them in albums. With digital photos there are many ways of displaying them including:

  • Online Photo Galleries--There are many photo sharing sites where you can upload your pictures to share with friends and family. Many of these are free while some require a small yearly fee in order to store full sized photos. Choosing the right online photo sharing site to use is important as there are several factors to consider.
  • Having Digital Photos Printed--There are multiple ways of having your digital photos printed. From online photo printing services to your local Wal-Mart you can have them printed professionally in a variety of sizes. Another option is to invest in a good digital photo printer and print the photos yourself. There are many factors to consider when choosing among the multiple options that are available for printing your digital photos
  • Specialty Photo Prints--Technology today allows you to have your photos printed on all kinds of things. From shirts to blankets, life-size wall murals and everything in between. There are many companies that specialize in printing photos on a wide variety of photo gifts. Some companies even have special lazer engravers that can engrave you photo in high detail in things like wood, marble, glass and ceramic tiles.
  • Gallery Wrapped Canvas Prints--Having your photo printed on a stretched gallery wrapped canvas is an excellent way to display your photos.
  • Custom Made Photo Books--Whether it is a wedding album, a photo book of your children's activities or a record of your vacation, custom made photo books are an excellent way of printing and sharing your digital photos. Digital scrap-booking can be a fun family activity and a great way of remembering those special times. There are a variety of companies that print custom made photo books and several specialized software programs that makes creating them easy and fun.
  • Check out this website for information on making your own photo book as well as in depth reviews of different Photo Book publishers and software.
  • Slide-Shows--Slide shows that play back on a DVD player or your computer are another great way of displaying your digital photos. There are many programs available to help you build elaborate slide-shows of your favorite photos complete with background music and special fade effects.
  • Screen Savers--Very similar to the slide shows mentioned above screen savers are easy to create with the right software and can feature music and special effects.
  • Digital Photo Frames--are a great way of displaying multiple images on your desk at work or at home. They make great gifts for family as you can pre-load them photos for your families enjoyment.
  • Displaying Them On Your TV--many newer TV's have the ability to display photos directly the TV through a memory card reader or by being connected to a home computer network. With the right equipment you easily share your photos on a large high definition TV.

 

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Digital Photography Magazines

Digital Photography Magazines

Digital photography magazines are a great way of learning about photography as well as a great source of inspiration. Today's photographer has many options when it comes to photography magazines.

It used to be that photo magazines were only available in printed format but today there are also some excellent digital photography magazines that are available for download as PDF's or in a digital format. There are even some very good free photography magazines available as well. 


While I subscribe to both digital and print magazines, I still prefer sitting down with the latest copy of a printed magazine and enjoying the articles and tips as well being inspired by the great photos in each issue. Below you will find reviews and links to some of the best magazines about photography that I have found.

Printed Digital Photography Magazines

Popular Photography (12 Issues/1 Year)
Popular Photography is one of my favorite magazines. Each month it features great photography tips for all levels of photographers. It includes clear and concise instructional articles covering a variety of photography subjects. You will also find reviews and tests of the latest cameras, photography equipment, and software. Last but not least, each issue is full of great photos to inspire you. Popular Photography will help answer your questions and help you down the path of becoming a better photographer.

Click on the link below for some of the best subscription rates for this magazine.
Popular Photography (12 Issues/1 Year)



American Photo (6 Issues/1 Year)American Photo is a bi-monthly magazine that is all about creative photography. In it you will find articles featuring leaders in the photography industry written with the purpose of inspiring you to take pictures as fantastic as theirs! It is less focused on providing tips and instruction than Popular Photography and more about inspiring the creative photographer within in you. Every two months you will get a magazine full of inspiring photos and articles about some of the best photographers around as well as information on cameras and other photography equipment.

Click on the link below for some of the best subscription rates for this magazine.
American Photo (6 Issues/1 Year)



Shutterbug (12 Issues/1 Year)ShutterBug is a monthly photography magazine featuring articles on photography equipment and techniques. Each month you will find several reviews on new cameras, accessories, and other photography equipment. It also features articles on different photography techniques and monthly columns covering a wide variety of photographic subjects. Each issue of Shutterbug is full of tests and reviews of the latest photography equipment. The magazines mission is to be "the number one information and buying source for serious photographers. It is a great source of information for both amateur and professional photographers alike.

Click on the link below for some of the best subscription rates for this magazine.
Shutterbug (12 Issues/1 Year)



Digital Photo (7 Issues/1 Year)Digital Photo is published seven times a year and features step-by-step instructions on photo editing techniques, photography tips, and evaluations of the latest photography equipment. In the typical issue you will find a section highlighting the latest photo gear followed by several how to articles on different aspects of digital photography. You will also find some short articles on different photo editing tips and photography software reviews. Photographers of all levels can benefit from this magazine.

Click on the link below for some of the best subscriptions rates for this magazine.
Digital Photo (7 Issues/1 Year)



Outdoor Photographer (11 Issues/1 Year)Outdoor Photographer is a monthly digital photography magazine aimed professional and amateur photographers who enjoy all types of outdoor photography. Written by some of the world's leading landscape, wildlife, sports, and travel photographers each issue is full of great tips and inspiring photographs. In it you will find articles on how to improve your photography, evaluations of the latest equipment, and portfolios of stunning photography.

Click on the link below for some of the best subscription rates for this magazine.
Outdoor Photographer (11 Issues/1 Year)



Digital Photo Pro (7 Issues/1 Year)
Digital Photo Pro is a bi-monthly digital photography magazine aimed at serious amateurs and professional photographers.
It's mission is to be: "The Guide to Advanced Technology and Creativity" pertaining to the world of digital photography. Each issue is packed with great information, business advice for photographers, and relevant industry news. The feature stories in each issue cover a variety of topics, such as mobile lighting, photography software, and digital archiving. Each issue also covers the profiles of several renowned photographers and include inspiring images along with instructions on how they were created.

Click on the link below for some of the best subscription rates for this magazine.
Digital Photo Pro (7 Issues/1 Year)



photo technique (6 Issues/1 Year)Photo Technique is a bi-monthly photo magazine dedicated to "honoring the history of photography". The unique content in each issue is designed to "take the reader to all extents of the photographic process". They include articles and photographic portfolios of great photographers with the purpose of inspiring you. This digital photography magazine also features detailed technical articles with step-by-step instructions to enable it's readers to learn the techniques, methods, and reasoning that led to the featured work.

Click on the link below for some of the best subscription rates for this magazine.
Photo Technique (6 Issues/1 Year)



rangefinder-magazineRangefinder is a monthly magazine for professional photographers. Each issue contains excellent articles including product and new equipment reviews. The magazine will often focus on a particular type of professional photography for that month. For example, one month might feature articles about wedding photography and interviews with wedding photographers. Then the next month might be dedicated to covering portrait photography. Each month of Rangefinder is full of inspiring photographs, interviews with the top professional photographers, and other relevant information for professional photographers.

Professional photographers can get a free monthly subscription by filling out the information at the Rangefinder Website.

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